Money Saving Mom has been one of my favorite blogs for years. Our family has benefited from her penny pinching, dollar stretching, coupon cutting ideas.
She recently had a guest post by Angie ( from SchneiderPeeps) focusing on teaching children to be gracious gift recipients. I thought this was a great topic. We hear a lot about trying to build character in our children and helping them learn to be generous givers but what about gracious “getters”? Take a few minutes to journey over to this thoughtful post.
With 12 of my own children, I can assure you that almost every Christmas I have to coach at least one child through the process of being truly thankful for a gift. OK, let’s be honest. I have to coach myself sometimes. I find it interesting that often those simple practical gifts mean so much more to me as time goes by. My kids have learned this as well.
Because Christmas Adam focuses on homemade gifts, and not the latest and greatest electronic gadgets, it can be disappointing to a child that has certain expectations or hopes. If our children can learn early in life to be truly thankful for what they receive they are so far ahead of the game. It’s a great life lesson to learn.